Systems Analysis for Librarians and Information Professionals

Systems Analysis for Librarians and Information Professionals

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Rational and methodical, systems analysis has been used successfully by business, industry, and research organizations. This new edition employs basic elements from the business world to show users how to apply systems analysis effectively to any library setting. Updating Osborne and Nakamura's previous work, the book fills a tremendous need in the field. It introduces readers to the steps in the process-from identifying and defining problems and collecting and analyzing data to selecting strategies for implementation and proof of the systems. The limitations of systems analysis, an overview of the rationale for applying it to problem situations, and many real-life examples illustrate the principles. A new chapter on object-oriented techniques, additional idea-generating techniques, and the inclusion of case studies invites readers to put these principles into practice. Practical and easy-to-read, this work will benefit students of information studies as well as professionals in the field, particul

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Product details

  • Paperback | 261 pages
  • 214.4 x 278.6 x 5.8mm | 199.58g
  • Englewood, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 156308693X
  • 9781563086939
  • 1,601,454

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?Clearly structured and written in a readable and accessible style...An accessible introduction to techniques and approaches relevant to systems analysis.?-Managing Information

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About Margaret Nakamura

LARRY N. OSBORNE is Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu. MARGARET NAKAMURA is a former School Library Media Specialist and State Specialist with the Hawaii Department of Education, Honolulu.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Understanding Systems Analysis Chapter 2: The Historical Development of Systems Analysis Chapter 3: The Human Element Chapter 4: Identifying and Defining Problems Chapter 5: Collecting Data Chapter 6: Analyzing and Displaying Data in Flowcharts Chapter 7: Designing Data Flow Diagrams Chapter 8: Using Other Array Methods Chapter 9: Object-Oriented Techniques Chapter 10: Designing the System Chapter 11: Presenting the System Chapter 12: Selecting the System Chapter 13: Managing a Project Chapter 14: Proving the System Chapter 15: Strategies for Implementation

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